Sunday, December 2, 2012

Christmas Is Saved! We have a tree topper!

     This year when we took out the Christmas decorations, the Angel that has been on top of our tree for years had broken wings. I had that angel before I met my husband so I wasn't surprised they were broken. After searching for a new tree topper, we discovered we didn't want to pay that much money for something that we didn't like. So I decided, it can't be that hard to make a snowman tree topper. I was wrong. It took me all day and I'm pretty proud of him. It took 2 tries for his body and 3 tries for his arms. This year he is a fisherman, next year he might be a hunter.

     Here is a close up of his hat. I've started experimenting with tying flies so I thought it would be really easy to make some flies for his hat. I didn't tie these flies on hooks, just some wire I have for jewelry making. Today I learned that tying flies on wire that moves if you pull on it too hard is really hard.

      I made him a fishing scarf out of some fish fabric I have left over from making some curtains. Next time he's a fisherman, I think I'm going to make him a fishing vest.

 I had some leaf shaped buttons so I decided he needed them.
      Making a fishing pole was a little harder than I thought it would be. First I had to figure out what to make it out of. A skewer, an old button, a piece of a toothpick, a piece of string and a tiny fishing lure were the materials we came up with.
Here is the reel:

 Here is the rod part:

 Here is my snowman on top of our tree. I'm a little too short to put him on straight without knocking the tree over so he is going to sit up there crooked like that until my husband comes home and can fix him. Isn't he cute?

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